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MURIC mourns Sheikh Lemu

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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has described the death of renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Lemu, as shocking.

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Prof. Ishaq Akintola, MURIC Director, said this in a statement in Lagos, on Friday.

“We have every reason to mourn Mr Lemu. He was a great scholar and visionary leader. He was kind, transparent and dedicated to the cause of Islam.

“He was also a great teacher and a role model. Mr Lemu was the founder of the popular Islamic Education Trust, IET, and the Da’wah Coordination Council of Nigeria.

 “His career as a versatile Islamic scholar saw him serving as Shariah judge and Chief Shariah Judge at the Court of Appeal in Sokoto and Niger states.

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“He also contributed his quota to nation building as a member of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, the Presidential Council for Youth Development and the Presidential Experts Committee for National Security,” he said.

He said Nigerian Muslims would miss him as he had left behind a yawning vacuum which might be difficult to fill for a very long time.

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“May Allah grant him unconditional forgiveness, unlimited mercy and unrestricted access to one of the spacious palaces in al-Jannah.

“May Allah also give the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss,” he said.

NAN

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